Sunday, 8 July 2012

Anthropology High Tea (For My Little Jedi online magazine)

This anthropology high tea was styled for the online magazine My Little Jedi's Winter Edition. 

As a contributor to the magazine we were given a set of themes to work with. We were able to chose the theme then apply our own styling to the theme. One of the themes was an "Anthropology High Tea".
So I chose to do a traditional high tea but tweak it to give it an anthropology feel. The photoshoot took place at a privately owned property in Bowral in the Southern Highlands (NSW, Australia).
The high tea had an earthly feel. The colour scheme was beige, white and burgundy. The burgundy brightened up the colour scheme but gave the high tea a wintery feel. Buttons and flowers were the main inspiration behind the high tea.

The backdrop was the beautifully landscaped property. The ideal place for an anthropology high tea.
The high tea table included all mismatched vintage high tea servingware which were sourced from all over the world. Risers were natural wooden boxes. All combined contributed to the natural and earthly feel. Burgundy and white flowers were added to create vibrancy with the other natural colours.

The dining setting was relaxed rather than formal with hessian stools instead of chairs. All stools were various sizes and heights (mismatched) and made by Events by Nat. The table was a wooden shelf with a suitcase for the table top. All natural and earthly to complement the hessian stools.

The menu consisted of the following -
Savoury Treats -
Egg and watercress sandwiches
Ham & chutney sandwiches
Cheese pasties
Petit spinach and cheese quiches

Sweet Treats -
Scones - Rather than use traditional scones, I thought I would create something original so I came up with scone pops. I combined scones and jam and rolled them into a cake pop ball. I coated them in white chocolate and sprinkled eatable rose petals on top.
Ombre petit cakes
Chocolate ganache tartlets
Bon bons

The cake was three tiered with large and small burgundy blooms.

Favors for the guests were the Hessian wrapped chocolates.

In the background cream and white pom poms hung from the trees along with burgundy flowers.

Overall, the whole setting was picturesque.
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Credits -
Styling and photography - Events by Nat
Food labels, chocolate wrappers and tissue paper pom poms - Events by Nat
Cake, cupcakes, cookies, ombre petit cakes and chocolate ganache tartlets - Blissfully Sweet
Savory treats and scone pops - Events by Nat

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